“While the state Tuesday reported more than 105,000 Granite Staters unemployed in May, online help-wanted ads for New Hampshire jobs remained near pre-pandemic levels in April and May and surpassed last year’s offerings.
But job needs shifted, triggered by the coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout, which struck in March.
“The absolute number of job postings has changed little before and during the pandemic,” according to a document Gottlob created. “Who and what they are hiring for has.”
The biggest gain came in transportation and material-moving occupations, which nearly doubled in openings to more than 2,300 in April-May. But health care saw a dip of more than 600 positions advertised this spring compared to early in the year, according to Burning Glass Technologies and New Hampshire Employment Security.”